Well going back, here's what goes down. Melissa and Ian are arguing downstairs while Ali is quietly upstairs pretending, well, not to be there. Alison finds the home videos that Ian and his friends had made, and copies them for herself. She finds possible ammo for herself that she can use and puts her plan into action. Someone's been torturing her, and it's time to take everybody down one by one to come out out top again.
On the next thing, the girls reveal their findings over the past few episodes - that they believe Ms. D, THE MOTHER OF ALI HERSELF, is in fact Ali. Ali takes this in. One of the girls comments that Ali doesn't seem that fazed and Ali states solemnly that she's ready to tell them everything. AND I MEAN EVERYTHING. 50 minutes of this episode is purely background of the ENTIRE night of Ali's disappearance. Shall we get into this? WE SHALL.
Off to the parents, who are worried because they haven't seen their girls in quite a while. They probably don't know that they're with an old friend that they do not is actually alive and telling the story of her survival. Holbrook gets a warrant to search Spencer's house and tells Veronica that Ali is, in fact, alive and shows her a picture. And well, guess who shows up then? It's none other than, MELISSA.
Now back to Alison, it's finally time for that sleepover. Alison goes into depth of what truly happened. She gets another threat for A and now believes she needs to set target on the four girls. Her mother is seen speaking on the phone quite suspiciously and then tells Ali she's not allowed to go to the sleepover. Alison REFUSES and her mother says the following quote about the Hastings family, who Ali is going to to have the sleepover. She leaves anyway without her mother knowing, taking sleeping pills for the girls.
“You can never turn your back on a Hastings.” - Jessica DiLaurentis
Back to Holbrook, he is interviewing Veronica now. Now this scene was intense. At least I felt so. She won't answer any questions and says she wants to contact her husband. Holbrook says that's fine. Of course, there is no cell phone service and she just remains there, sighing. Melissa is another room, and Holbrook goes there to question her. She states the reason why she came back - Toby told her about Spencer's downward spiral. Holbrook then sees Peter, AND WHAT THE HECK? VERONICA DIDN'T KNOW HE WAS HERE?
Back to the night of the sleepover, Ali states that she met with Toby as well and comes to the conclusion that he isn't A either.
And back to the car scene, Ezra reveals he didn't know that Ali was in high school and they break up. Aria is torn up by this but Ali reaches out and apologizes for everything that went down. She tells him how much he truly cares for her and that she's trying to win her back by helping her.
She goes to the Kissing Rock to meet Ian and threatens him with the videos. She says that she does not want any more harassment from Melissa or Ian or she'll hand her copy to the police. Ian states that she'll regret it and she breaks up with him.
Spencer wants to here more about what happened next, and Ali reveals the next part and it includes.... Spencer. Did she try to hurt Ali that night? Well, let's see in a moment. xD Next up is none other than Holbrook demanding answers from Peter of why he hired a private investigator for Spencer the summer that Ali supposedly died. Holbrook finds out that Spencer and the girls are in Philly by a previous message that allowed his team to track Spencer's phone's GPS. Peter finds Melissa and finds out Veronica and her have been there the whole time.
SPENCER AND ALI. SPENCER IS MAD. SHE GRABS UP A SHOVEL AND IS ABOUT TO HIT ALI. ALI IS TAUNTING HER. SHE FALLS. THE PILLS THAT SPENCER IS MIS-USING FALLS OUT. ALI SUDDENLY GETS IT. SPENCER BECOMES AN EMOTIONAL WRECK. ALI PROMISES NOT TO TELL. SPENCER LEAVES. AND NEXT UP ON THE SUSPECT LIST IS... BYRON?!
Ali threatens to reveal the ammo she has on Byron but Byron says it'll hurt Aria. Ali says he should stay in check then. Well, Ali feels she has crossed everyone off the list and states she thought she had won. She goes home in triumph...until she sees her mom in the window. Ms. D looks at her, eyes wide upon until... someone hits Ali on the head with a rock. WHAT? PLL? HUH? OH MY GOSH.
Well Ms, D is so distraught that she starts to bury Ali, talking to the hit-man/woman and saying HOW COULD YOU DO THIS?! Ali is trying to tell her she's alive and well, but she can't. Ms. D is so distraught, so distraught, she can't. All of the girls of the present day are crying and this was such an emotional scene.
The puzzle is finally coming together. Ms. Grunwald helps her come out and takes her to the hospital. When she leaves the hospital... MONA TIME?! Oh my, Mona comes together with this WHOLE plan for Alison to disappear after taking her in, so that the person who wants her to hurt her can't. Well, Mona was quite diabolical, because guess who became the next Queen of Rosewood? Ali leaves as Vivian Darkbloom and the rest is history.
Back to the police station, Spencer's father becomes distraught, saying he tried to protect his family as much as possible. Melissa then understands that her father believed Spencer killed the girl in Ali's grave... and then goes on to whisper the true murderer! OH PRETTY LITTLE LIARS WHY?!?!?!
Well, it's almost the end of the episode and Ali had stated previously that if they can't find A tonight, then she can never come back to Rosewood. She reveals that she has always been with them, at the hospital with Hanna, saving Spencer from Ian, and pulled the girls out of the fire. She states that she has always tried to stay one step of A for them, to protect them.
SUDDENLY THERE IS A LIGHT. BEAMING. THEN SOMEBODY STARTS SHOOTING, TRYING TO GET TO ALI. IT'S SOMEONE WITH A HOODIE. WELL, A. THE GIRLS RUN. RUN. RUN. RUN TO THE ROOF. They are totally trapped until somebody comes. IT'S EZRA! OMG A COMES IN AND EZRA REVEALS HE KNOWS WHO A IS. BUT A SHOOTS AROUND UNTIL THIS BELOW.
Ezra is there, commenting upon the beautiful sky,, until he turns around to look at Aria and falls. HE HAS A GUNSHOT WOUND! All of the girls are crying and Aria cries to him in this moment. They scream for help and the police are below, who came for Ali.
IN THE ABSOLUTELY FINAL SCENE, WE SEE SOMEONE BURYING... MS. D?! WHAT?! OH MY GOSH, GUYS. THIS WAS AN AMAZING SEASON FINALE FILLED WITH JUST I DON'T KNOW RIGHT NOW. THE CHARACTERS, NOEL, A, EVERYONE, I JUST CANNOT RIGHT NOW. SO MANY ANSWERS, YET THERE ARE MORE QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED?
So did you like the finale?! Well hopefully you enjoyed this SUPER-INTENSE POST on this and I am so glad to finally get this together. I had a good time to process the information from the absolute intense-ness. So let us know in the comments - your theories, your favorite parts, and what you're waiting for MOST in Season 5! #isezraalive #alitellsall